Date
19 November 2017
Firemen saw the mongrel and monkey trapped at the bottom of a reservoir near Wong Tai Sin on Monday. Photos: Apple Daily, Sky Post
Firemen saw the mongrel and monkey trapped at the bottom of a reservoir near Wong Tai Sin on Monday. Photos: Apple Daily, Sky Post

Mongrel, monkey trapped inside Wong Tai Sin reservoir rescued

It’s something you don’t see every day — a mongrel and a monkey trapped at the bottom of a reservoir.

The two animals were found by a couple and their four-year-old son at a reservoir near Wong Tai Sin around midday on Monday, Apple Daily reported.

Thinking that the two were both hungry and cold, the couple threw bananas and slices of bread into the reservoir before calling firemen to rescue them.

The water storage was approximately 10 feet long, 10 feet wide and 6 feet deep with about a foot high of dirty, stagnant water at the bottom.

Responding firemen and staff from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suspected the two animals fell into reservoir after the female mongrel, who had just delivered puppies, tried to chase the monkey out of her turf.

A visual examination of the two showed that they were unhurt and suffered no injuries or bruises. The two left paw marks and scratches on the wall, indicating that they had tried to climb out of the reservoir.

The monkey immediately climbed the steel ladder set up by the rescuers to regain freedom. He did not leave the scene, however.

The primate continued to watch the mongrel from the safety of a nearby tree until the latter finally was able to get out of her predicament.

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